12.21.2012

Right-wing psychopath KFTK radio host Dana Loesch sues Breitbart.com

This afternoon, there was news reports confirming that St. Louis' leading psychopath and Teabagger loudmouth Dana Loesch has sued Breitbart.com. STLtoday.com (Loesch's former employer) has the scoop:


ST. LOUIS   •   Conservative talk radio host and commentator Dana Loesch sued the owner of the conservative website Breitbart.com Friday, claiming that although her relationship with the news and opinion aggregating website had gone “tragically awry,” Breibart.cοm LLC refused to let her work for the company or anyone else, forcing her into “indentured servitude in limbo.” 
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court here, seeks at least $75,000 in damages, as well as a judge's declaration that her contract had expired.
When Loesch tried to terminate her work agreement in September, Breitbart refused and extended the agreement by a year, the suit says. 
Breitbart.cοm LLC refuses to allow her work to be published and “sabotages” her attempts to find work elsewhere, the suit says. 
Loesch's lawyers and a Breitbart representative could not be immediately reached for comment.


Loesch's last Breitbart.com article was on 09.13.2012, via Big Peace.

Loesch Lawsuit

12.13.2012

Anti-Union bastard Dana Loesch: "'Union Thugs' destroyed Clint Tarver's hot dog stand."

On yesterday's edition of KFTK's The Dana Show, Loesch had on Clint Tarver, whose hot dog stand got demolished in the protests on Tuesday. Predictably, she and the other right-wingers are trying to make this into another Kenneth Gladney non-scandal.


From the 12.12.2012 edition of KFTK's The Dana Show:



Loesch, of course, was blaming the unions for his hot dog stand being destroyed.

Nobody is safe. Apparently union protesters targeted anything that had a white tent yesterday, even reportedly taking out the hot dog stand of Lansing fixture Clint Tarver.


MLive.com:


LANSING, MI – A fixture on the local food scene was in the wrong place at the wrong time Tuesday: under the Americans for Prosperity tent on the lawn of the state Capitol when it collapsed, allegedly at the hands of pro-union protesters.
Clinton Tarver operates a popular hot dog stand at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Capitol Avenue, across from the state Capitol, from March to November each year.
In the offseason, he takes on catering work. 
Tarver was set up under the Americans for Prosperity tent, his wife, Linda Lee Tarver, said Wednesday.

When the tent came down, allegedly at the hands of pro-union protesters, Tarver and his catering equipment were caught inside.
His cart was not on-site, Linda said. 

She estimates the equipment losses totaled at least $500; other losses include supplies, condiments, coolers and food. He crawled out of the tent.
Tarver, who is black, was also the victim of racially-charged verbal attacks, his wife, Linda, said. 
On her Facebook page, she wrote that union protesters called her husband "an Uncle Tom [n-word]" when he attempted to retrieve his equipment from the collapsed tent.
"When he came back to get his stuff, people called him the n-word," she said. "They said he deserved what he got and he was on the wrong side. I think they thought he was part of [Americans for Prosperity]."
But Clint is not a political man, she said; she herself is, and has been involved with Americans for Prosperity.

There was no excuse for Tarver to be racially insulted by a few protestors; however, this is no excuse for right-wing nuts to blame everything on "union thugs."


Eclectablog has all the facts on how the anti-union right-wing media is blowing this story out of proportion:

This is a far cry from the all-caps-can-you-believe-what-these-union-thugs-did freak out by conservatives who would have you believe that Tarver lost his entire livelihood at the hands of union goons. Tarver was set up on some tables under the tent and did not even have his cart. He must have had a very slow day. Anyone who was at the rally and wandered by the two giant AFP tents will tell you that they were essentially empty all day. There were a few AFP folks standing out front, taunting union members and provoking confrontations, but there was not a lot of activity inside the tent where Tarver was. 

Nonetheless, much like, Kenneth Gladney, the St. Louis guy who faked getting injured at the hands of union members then solicited funds for his hospital bills even though he had health insurance, a collection has been taken up on Tarver’s behalf. According the article, they have raised over $10,000 for him (UPDATE: MIRS News reports that it’s now over $16,000.) The total value of what he lost in the scuffle? $500. 
I wonder what they’ll do with the thousands of extra dollars not needed to buy more buns, hot dogs, ketchup, mustard and a couple of folding tables and coolers?
Certainly Clint Tarver didn’t deserve to be treated as shabbily as he was by the union folks there. His wife claims he was called a “nigger” and jeered for working for the enemy. If true, that’s reprehensible and inexcusable. But the off-the-charts poutrage from the right on this is an absolute joke. Some of the same people decrying the verbal taunts that Tarver experiencde are here on this very website calling union members all sorts of hideous names. So let’s keep it real, shall we?
Adding… Let’s not kid ourselves about what “Tentgate” and “Hot Doggate” are all about:distracting the country from noticing that corporatist ideologues have turned the birthplace of American organized labor into a Right to Work for Less state. It’s a smokescreen, chaff to make sure the conversation is not about screwing union members and is, instead, about the AFP losing a couple of tents.


12.11.2012

Deranged extremist Loesch baselessly accuses Michigan State Rep. Douglas Geiss (and by extension, Michigan House Dems) of "inciting violence"

Deranged anti-union extremist Dana Loesch is lying as usual. This particular "offense" in Loeschworld: A Democratic Michigan State Representative by the name of Douglas Geiss had the nerve to say that "there will blood on our hands" because of Michigan likely going to be the latest state added to the Right-To-Work For Less list.





BTW, Geiss is right on those points and he was NOT inciting violence or murder, despite what deranged conservative media liars say on this.

Here's where Loesch makes false accusations about "Michigan's House Democrats twitter account (@MIHouseDems) aiding and abetting violence":












Dana's husband, Chris, also makes phony accuasations about "Democrat violence":










She even takes a cheap shot at Michigan native Michael Moore:







12.10.2012

Anti-Union activist Dana Loesch defends Michigan's disastrous RTWFL Bill

The vocally anti-union activist Dana Loesch was in rare form today... by cheerleading for Michigan's disastrous Right-To-Work For Less legislation that was passed by both the Michigan State House and the State Senate. That state's Governor, Rick Snyder (R), is very likely going to be turning Michigan into yet another RTWFL state by signing the bill, possibly as early as tomorrow.

Loesch's defense of RTWFL on her blog:

The President went to Michigan with the obvious purpose of throwing punches in the right-to-work battle. Interesting. Remember when Obama told a senator “I won” when questioned on his stimulus plan? Well, Republicans won in Michigan. Elections have consequences.

More importantly, the President’s argument makes zero sense. He presupposes that with right-to-work comes lower wages, which is categorically false
From 2000 to 2010, employment in right-to-work states increased 2.3 percent, compared to a 4.0 percent decline in non-right-to-work states. Indiana saw employment decrease 6.9 percent over the same period. That means Indiana lost roughly 207,000 jobs over the past 10 years. In contrast, 1.2 million jobs were created in right-to-work states. 
The President’s claim that RTW brings with it lowered wages is demonstrably false. It’s the statement of a politician working to save one of his biggest cash cows: union bosses.
Loesch further mocked unions in another blogpost:

Yet these are the same individuals who vote for a party whose mantra is “spread the wealth” and “pay your fair share” towards entitlements mostly used by 46% of people who don’t pay anything into the system via income tax. “Freeloaders,” as my caller would describe them. 

It’s illogical and betrays the truth: it isn’t about workers’ rights, it’s about control. Maybe big labor should “spread the wealth.”
 She defended RTWFL and bashed unions on twitter:








Amanda Terkel at the HuffPost has the details on Obama's opposition to the RTWFL law in Michigan.

HuffPost's Terkel:

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama weighed in on the contentious labor battle playing out in Michigan, condemning the Republican push to make Michigan a so-called "right-to-work" state as nothing more than a partisan maneuver that will hurt the working class. 

"And by the way, what we shouldn't do -- I've just got to say this -- what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions," he added to loud applause from the audience. "We shouldn't be doing that. The so-called 'right-to-work' laws -- they don't have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics. What they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money." 

Michigan is set to become the 24th right-to-work state, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial bill after it was fast-tracked by the GOP-controlled legislature. Thousands of union supporters protested at the state capitol in Lansing last week, and more protests are planned for Tuesday. 
Michigan's rules require that the House and Senate wait five days before voting on each other's bills. The legislature is set to approve final passage of the right-to-work legislation on Tuesday, and Snyder could sign it the same day.

Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat in the Michigan State Senate who has likely statewide ambitions, correctly points out in a HuffPost editorial what Snyder and his GOP minions are doing is nothing more than a power grab to harm workers' rights and to solidify his Teabagger and possible 2016 GOP Presidential Primary bona fides.


HuffPost:
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder rose to power in 2010 cloaked in the veil of a moderate. He appealed to voters by saying he was going to be "laser focused" on the policies that grow Michigan's economy rather than get mired in the politics that have kept us off that track for too long. He promised he understood what it would take to prop up the middle class despite being a millionaire himself. He said time and time again that he would run Michigan like a business and forge bipartisan coalitions to end politics as we know it. 
The one problem with that? It was all a lie. 
Last week, in a press conference hidden safely away from the scrutiny of Michigan's public, Governor Snyder removed any remaining shred of credibility as a moderate with a stunning about-face on "Right to Work," a policy that he himself had recently declared "too divisive" and not something that was in Michigan's best interest. Snyder said not only was he now going to sign Right to Work into law, but that he and his fellow Republican legislative leaders had already schemed to set the bills for a vote that same day, eviscerating the public's right to input. 
In a matter of moments, Governor Snyder did more than go back on his word to the people of Michigan, he exposed the "tough nerd" persona he rode to office in 2010 as a complete fraud. This was not a decision based on economics, it was one based on partisan politics driven by special interests at its absolute worst.
In the days since, the governor's allies have defended his actions by saying that the legislation provides workers "freedom" and "choice." 
No matter how they try to spin it, Right to Work is solely about taking away the strength of workers as they collectively bargain for a decent wage, better working conditions and improved benefits. It's anti-worker, anti-family, and the way they're subverting the democratic process to pass it is simply anti-American. 

The answer is simple. He lied.
Whitmer is totally right on this.



12.06.2012

Unhinged far-right piece of shit Dana Loesch bullies Jeff Roorda

Today, on KFTK's The Dana Show, unhinged lunatic Dana Loesch and her station's news director Jason Church took baseless cheap shots against Missouri Representative-elect Jeff Roorda (D), who is making a return to Jefferson City in the State House. The reason for Loesch's attacks against Roorda were primarily because he was a Democrat and has criticized Teabaggers in the past.

From DanaLoeschRadio.com:


Earlier today our news director, Jason Church, tipped me off about one of the more ridiculous pieces of legislation ever drafted, the “Thanksgiving Protection Act” from Missouri Democratic State Rep. Jeff Roorda. Roorda believes that the government should have the power to force businesses to close instead of staying open and promoting greed. He accuses businesses of luring customers in when they could be home with their families and believes that employing workers on Thanksgiving keeps them from their families. 
Think about this: A Democrat whose ideology is abortion and the violation of religious freedoms via Obamacare thinks it’s bad to work on Thanksgiving. It’s as if the most intellectually-challenged member of the Occupy movement drafted this legislation.
When I pointed out the silliness of this online and lobbed some points Roorda’s way, the legislator replied in his typical belligerent fashion. Known for having loudly called Missouri voters who opposed Obamacare “teabaggers” while standing on the House floor, Roorda behaved as though he was challenging me to a fist fight and responded rudely to my producer. 
I don’t have the #1 rated talk show in my markets because I allow hot-headed progressive state congressmen to call the shots and take up my entire syndicated show. My audience outside of Missouri couldn’t care less who Roorda is, except now his rudeness may make him slightly more interesting for all the wrong reasons. Additionally, I don’t interview politicians in studio. Never have. It’s harder to get them out when they’re finished with their segment and 99% of the time they try to push to take up more of your airtime than you can give them — this coming from other talent at my station who at times do invite politicians in studio. If Roorda expected the special treatment of an in-studio invite, he should have demonstrated the courtesy of an elected official to a Missouri constituent and behaved in a manner befitting the office. You’re not going to call people “teabaggers” on the House floor, act like you’re going to physically fight fellow lawmakers, accuse me of lying about you pushing a bill you push yourself on Twitter and in the local press, and send hot-headed emails to my producer and get the result you want. You also won’t get anywhere using your bully tactics with me to call the shots on my program. I don’t do frat behavior.

Dana, I have some sound advice to you: Fuck Off! It is YOU that is the bully, and NOT Roorda.

She also attacked Roorda on twitter:





































































































Loesch has also demonized Roorda back in January 2010 as well::
Ready the fainting couch: Dana Loesch has got the vapors. She's just so offended that Jeff Roorda used the term "teabaggers" when he was speaking on the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives.  

However, as pointed out here: Loesch makes "teabagger" jokes frequently, and doesn't seem to be offended by herself.